It’s only one month until Election Day so the party faithful have kicked up their campaigning. Voters in Lee County will found volunteers at their doors Saturday. The Republican Party of Florida gathered 50 to 75 volunteers to kick off a grassroots campaign effort in Cape Coral. They’ll be walking through various precincts, knocking on voter’s doors and speaking with them face to face. The party’s communications director, Jeff Sadosky, says the tactic works.
“Ultimately when voters are able to talk to someone they know, someone from their neighborhood or across the street or someone they work with they can identify with the issues more and it’s been incredibly successful and it’s something that we hang our hat on.”
Sadowsky says the Florida Republican Party has held these precinct walks across the state for the past few months and they will continue to increase until election day.
The volunteers have been trained on the main issues as well as campaign laws regarding what they can and cannot talk about.
Meanwhile the Democratic Party faithful rallied with Senator Barak Obama Friday in Miami.
The Republican Party of Florida kicks its campaigning up a notch this weekend in Lee County. It has field staff in about 25 offices across the state including in Collier and Lee Counties. They’ve been setting up phone banks calling voters each weeknight and starting tomorrow they’ll conduct precinct walks through neighborhoods. The party’s communications director, Jeff Sadosky, says the volunteers will knock on doors and talk substance.
“Our folks have learned about the issues and learned about what they can and cannot say in terms of campaign laws and best process for motivating voters.”
The first Lee County precinct walk is tomorrow in Cape Coral. Volunteers are still needed. Meet at 11:00 at the Republican Victory Office in Cape Coral.
Meanwhile today in Miami, Illinois Senator Barak Obama campaigned in support of Jim Davis of the Florida Democratic Party.
The general election is 32 days away.
Monday, 09 October 2006 01:00
Precinct WalkWritten by WGCU Newsroom